We are all very interested in learning about the democratic process at Copthorne Junior School! Just like adults in the UK elect Members of Parliament, we have the chance to elect School Councillors from our class to represent the class on the School Council. At the beginning of the school year pupils who are interested run a campaign to win votes to become their Class Councillor. This year the children designed some incredible posters, created compelling PowerPoints and prepared some persuasive speeches, to encourage their classmates to vote for them. Eventually, the last three boys and girls in each class still in the running, gave a final battle speech. Then votes were cast secretly by every child in a class. Every pupil had one vote which was used to support one boy and one girl in their class.
The School Councillors for 2020/2021 are...
- 3M Hollie & Christopher
- 3T Zach & Zara
- 4B Toby & Jennifer
- 4H Tifani & Louis
- 5J Gianluca & Lois
- 5B Finley & Chloe
- 6S Sophie & Mason
- 6W Albert & Olivia Mae
Copthorne's School Council is active and enthusiastic. The School Council is an opportunity for the children to voice any concerns or thoughts they have about their learning, school environment, safety and issues within the local and wider community. Any issues which have been discussed are then fed back to each class via their Council reps.
The School Council have created their own child friendly booklets to help all children understand where to go if they feel they need help and how to keep themselves safe. So far, this term they have created a 'How to Keep Safe' booklet which will be distributed to the whole school and will also be accessible on our school website.
They are also in the process of making an 'Anti-bullying' booklet. The School Council were keen to involve all of the children in school before putting these ideas together.
They have also made a calendar to raise money for charities, the first one being Children in Need.
In the Spring term, the School Council will be creating their own School Evaluation form to celebrate school achievements and also to gather ideas on how we can make our school even better.